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Marjorie May Davis…June 8, 1926 – November 27, 2016

Marjorie May Davis…June 8, 1926 – November 27, 2016

  Services for Marjorie May Davis of Lamar are set for 1pm, Friday, December 2nd with Brown Funeral Home in Eads, Colorado.  Mrs. Davis passed away November 27, 2016 at Weisbrod Extended Care Unit in Eads.  She was 90 years old. Visitation will be from 10am until service time at the First Baptist Church in […]

David Ray Jaramillo…January 30, 1958 – November 23, 2016

David Ray Jaramillo…January 30, 1958 – November 23, 2016

  Memorial Services for David Jaramillo will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Father John Nkwocha will officiate. A Rosary/Scripture service will take place at 9:30 a.m. also at the church. Inurnment will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. […]

Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

Repairs for Municipal Pool Approved

The Lamar City Council approved funds and awarded a bid to resurface the Lamar Swimming Pool. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, told the council one bid was received from M & M Pool Specialists from Poncha Springs.  Akers presented a breakdown of costs associated with improvement options over a two year span. It […]

Spate of Counterfeit Bills Being Noticed in the Community

Spate of Counterfeit Bills Being Noticed in the Community

  Counterfeit bills are showing up among Lamar retail stores this month. Daily summation reports from the Lamar Police Department and Prowers County Sheriff’s Office have indicated one or two events for the past several weeks; perhaps as many as a dozen have been reported since the first discovery of false currency. Retailers are impacted […]

Morgan Bennett Receives Professional Nursing Award

Morgan Bennett Receives Professional Nursing Award

Morgan Bennett was presented with the New Public Health Nurse of the Year Award recently. The following is information submitted by Tammi Clark, Executive Director of the Prowers County Public Health Department. “From the moment that Morgan Bennett joined the Public Health team, she became a champion in the community. Morgan has become the Public […]

Birth Announcements: Konkel -/- Fehr

Birth Announcements: Konkel -/- Fehr

  Chase Konkel and Madison Burdick of Springfield, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Bodie Patrick Konkel at 3:07am at Prowers Medical Center on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 with Sharon Hendricks attending. Bodie weighed six pounds and eight ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Travis Konkel, Shelly Chambers, Donna and […]

Kristopher Kent Roesch…April 22, 1989 – November 25, 2016

Kristopher Kent Roesch…April 22, 1989 – November 25, 2016

A celebration of life for current Trinidad resident formerly of Lamar, Kristopher Kent Roesch, affectionately known to his family and friends as Kent, will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at the Lamar Community Building with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Veteran’s Section at […]

Outpouring of Generosity Aids Toys for Tots CSP Campaign

Outpouring of Generosity Aids Toys for Tots CSP Campaign

“The level of local generosity is really enjoyable to see,” explained CSP officer, J.W. Branniman this past Friday, November 25th.  For the fourth year, the Colorado State Patrol has hosted a ‘Pack the Cruiser’ campaign to raise funds for the local Toys for Tots event.  Patrol cars and a van are parked at Walmart in […]

Emilio Camacho…October 15, 1976 – November 26, 2016

Emilio Camacho…October 15, 1976 – November 26, 2016

A mass of Christian burial for longtime Granada resident, Emilio Camacho will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30AM at the church with Florence […]

Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Fort Celebrates Holidays, 1840s-Style

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 2 and continuing all through the day on Saturday, December 3. Events begin with guided candlelight tours through the fort starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 2.  Groups depart at 15 minute intervals and are led […]

Southeast BOCES Fall Conference in Lamar Bolstered by Share Fair Nation

Southeast BOCES Fall Conference in Lamar Bolstered by Share Fair Nation

(Lamar, Colorado; November 21, 2016) On Friday, November 18, the Southeastern Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SE BOCES) and Lamar Community College hosted their annual Fall Conference for area educators. This year’s conference was powered by Share Fair Nation, a nationwide organization providing professional development for educators, by educators. Approximately 350 attendees from 13 school […]

Paul E. VanHorn…December 9, 1962 – November 21, 2016

Paul E. VanHorn…December 9, 1962 – November 21, 2016

  Paul Everett VanHorn, of Lamar, Colorado died Monday, November 21, 2016 at his home.  Paul was born December 9, 1962 in Denver, Colorado. A Memorial and Celebration of Life service will be held for him at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016 at Lamar Estates Nursing Home, 205 S. 10th Street, Lamar CO […]

Heroin/Meth Awareness Walk-Letter to the Editor

Heroin/Meth Awareness Walk-Letter to the Editor

  Thank you all who came to support my first Heroin / Meth Awareness take action walk on Saturday November 5th.  It was a good turn-out.  We had almost 70 people who attended this event. We all have come together to support each other, to share resources and experiences; to tell our stories. I am […]

Livestock Slaughter - October 2016 - US Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – October 2016 – US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.43 billion pounds in October, up 3 percent from the 4.31 billion pounds produced in October 2015. Beef production, at 2.21 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.64 million head, up 5 percent from October 2015. The average live weight […]

CSP Investigates Single-Car Highway Fatality

CSP Investigates Single-Car Highway Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 350 approximately 15 miles east of Trinidad Colorado. The crash occurred on Friday,  11/25/2016 at approximately 0150 (1:50am) hours. A Jeep Cherokee was traveling westbound on Hwy 350 when the driver lost control of the Jeep. The Jeep traveled off the right […]